Hello everyone, I am starting this thread to spin out a cautionary tale that is also a love story filled with high drama, violence and passion. It all began with a growing discord between my neighbours and I... a story reserved for a different kind of forum!! It came to the point where I could not endure it any longer and decided that I needed to grow a privacy screen at least 12 feet tall -- fast and now. I visited my local nursery. Many potential candidates attempted to seduce me with their voluptuous girth that will serve to screen off the neighbours. Some plainer numbers pointed out their budget friendly prices and assured me of their low maintenance lifestyle. Then I saw her. No. I heard her first.. her whispering voice that grew into a mesmerizing rustle as the wind picked up around me. I turned and she swayed alluringly in the breeze as her siren call drew me to her. She spoke her name, "Phyllostachys atrovaginata." I nodded warily at first. "But my friends call me "Incense,`" she continued. PAUSE. So, does anyone out there have an Incense Bamboo? I`ve read that she may emit a frangrance when it`s hot or when one rubs her culms. This Summer, I did notice a very pleasant sweetish fragrance coming from my bamboo, but at first, I thought it was from some plant that my neighbours were growing. But now I think it`s from the Incense Bamboo. Feedback anyone?